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Officer-Involved Shootings

The Officer-Involved Shootings topic page provides news about cops in deadly confrontations, as well as tactical tips and columnists’ perspective on how to handle such situations. Most police officers will go through an entire career without discharging their weapon in the commission of their job. But on a daily basis, every single officer thinks about being in a gunfight.
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Wash. police fatally shoot man in disturbance call

Witnesses say the suspect picked up a rock and appeared like he wanted to fight officers who responded to the disturbance call Tuesday.

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Video: Wash. police fatally shoot man in disturbance call

Video: Wash. police fatally shoot man in disturbance call

Man who was shot and killed by officers at a busy intersection had thrown multiple rocks, hitting two officers, and had refused to put down other stones - Full Story

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22 cops, firefighters receive Medal of Valor

22 cops, firefighters receive Medal of Valor

This year's ceremony honored individuals who committed acts of valor between 2011 and 2013 - Full Story

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Hearings to begin on governor's tactics for Ferguson unrest

Hearings to begin on governor's tactics for Ferguson unrest

The bipartisan panel is to first hear testimony from local officials as a prelude to calling upon members of Gov. Jay Nixon's administration in the coming weeks - Full Story

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Cops and dogs: Dog attacks and use of deadly force

In this final video of the series, Betsy Smith discusses what to do when the dog attacks and the aftermath when deadly force is used.

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Rookie cop indicted in fatal shooting of man in NYC stairwell

Rookie cop indicted in fatal shooting of man in NYC stairwell

Rookie cop fired into a darkened stairwell at a Brooklyn public housing complex, accidentally killing a man who had been waiting for an elevator - Full Story

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Pa. police corporal charged in death of trooper during gun training

Pa. police corporal charged in death of trooper during gun training

Cpl. Richard Schroeter pulled the trigger on his firearm while discussing the trigger mechanism during a Sept. 30 training session - Full Story

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Texas woman called 911, reported abuse after killing cop in murder-suicide

The woman who fatally shot a Dallas officer Saturday before killing herself told a 911 operator she killed him before he could hit her again - Full Story

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Off-duty Texas deputy fatally shot in domestic call

Off-duty Texas deputy fatally shot in domestic call

An off-duty deputy was shot and killed Monday after an officer responded to a domestic disturbance call at his home - Full Story

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2 Okla. cops, suspect shot in standoff

Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper and a Sulphur police officer were shot during a five-hour standoff Monday - Full Story



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